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Socialized Medicine: UK Patient Receives Smokerís Lung in Transplant
breitbart tv ^ | 6/17/10 | breitbart

Posted on 06/17/2010 8:08:17 AM PDT by Nachum

Socialized Medicine: UK Patient Receives Smoker’s Lung in Transplant

Lyndsey Scott, 28, suffered from cystic fibrosis and died five months after the operation.

(Excerpt) Read more at breitbart.tv ...


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: medicine; patient; socialized; uk
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1 posted on 06/17/2010 8:08:18 AM PDT by Nachum
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To: Nachum

Will we stop it from happening here?


2 posted on 06/17/2010 8:09:06 AM PDT by Rastus
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To: Nachum

Rejecting a smoker’s lung would be profiling. Profiling is bad.


3 posted on 06/17/2010 8:13:13 AM PDT by Upstate NY Guy (Gen 15:16 The iniquity of the Amorite is not yet complete.)
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To: Nachum

Just breath taking !!! (not meant to be a sarcastic pun)


4 posted on 06/17/2010 8:15:25 AM PDT by SIRTRIS
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To: Nachum

Well, what do ya expect for government work?? Sheesh!


5 posted on 06/17/2010 9:28:41 AM PDT by surroundedbyblue
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To: Nachum

There is a shortage of donor organs everywhere. Granted it wasn’t ideal, but if you are desperate, an imperfect organ is better than none at all....


6 posted on 06/18/2010 1:34:00 PM PDT by sinsofsolarempirefan
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To: Rastus
Will we stop it from happening here?

No problem. Obomba's death panels will never approve a lung transplant.

7 posted on 06/18/2010 1:40:56 PM PDT by Fresh Wind (Republicans should campaign like Rush Limbaugh. A lot more of them would get elected.)
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Oh, they’ll do it right, here...

at least that’s what all the libs have been telling me in response to stories like this.


8 posted on 06/18/2010 1:41:55 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a (de)humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: sinsofsolarempirefan
an imperfect organ is better than none at all....

Would you have taken that lung for yourself or loved one with out knowledge of its damage or disease?

9 posted on 06/18/2010 1:46:10 PM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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If my own lungs were shot through and those smoker’s lungs were my best hope of living more than a few months, you’re damn right I would take them. Beggers can’t be choosers...


10 posted on 06/18/2010 1:56:28 PM PDT by sinsofsolarempirefan
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If my own lungs were shot through and those smoker’s lungs were my best hope of living more than a few months, you’re damn right I would take them. Beggers can’t be choosers...

And how do you know that was the patient's choice? The patient died within months of the transplant anyway. Maybe the trauma of the transplant of those diseased lungs shortened her life. Maybe those blackened lungs had no business being available for transplant in the first place. AND if she had waited a day, week, or month, a health pair of lungs would have been available.

It is the decrepit NHS of Britain that allowed this to happen. Their survivability rate for cancer or heart patients is significantly worse than the US. It is some bureaucrat who decided that this lady should get the crappy lungs and somebody else should have lived longer. Your argument ignores this fact completely. It is the point of the this post, not that she should accept her fate and die gratefully for the few month's she was allegedly granted by her betters.

11 posted on 06/18/2010 3:02:19 PM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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It isn’t really the NHS which is he issue here. There aren’t enough organs to go around for people who need them, so somewhere along the line, someone is going to have to make do with an imperfect organ. Yes she died a few months later, but so do some transplant patients who have had better organs from healthier donors. In the circumstances, those lungs were probably her best chance when the alternative was no transplant at all....


12 posted on 06/18/2010 3:28:00 PM PDT by sinsofsolarempirefan
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